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Can a Corner Rounder Cut Laminated Paper?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Corner Rounders & CuttersWe have a lot of customers that call wanting to know if they can use a corner rounder on laminated paper. One such example is a customer who was laminating appraisal cards for valuable gems and jewelry. He wanted to cut the corners off to make the laminated cards look more professional, not to mention he felt the laminated corners were a little dangerous. This is the answer I gave him.

To begin with, our Lassco and Akiles corner rounders can easily handle stacks of paper, card stock and chipboard without a problem. The dies on these corner rounders have been designed from the ground up to handle most thicknesses of paper. Can they handle laminated documents? Yes, but with a small catch.

While these machines can round the corners on laminated documents, it can potentially cause the blade to dull at a slightly faster rate. I emphasize “slightly” in that sentence. You don’t need to worry about the blade dulling after rounding a few stacks of laminated documents. They actually handle laminated paper quiet well.

I have personally used the Lassco CR-20 corner rounder to round the corners on business cards I personally made in house using a business card cutter. The rounder cut the corners off the cards in seconds, literally hundreds of them at once. The end results looked great.

You can find our wide selection of corner rounders here. If you have any questions about cutting the corners from laminated paper, please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788

Lassco CR-60 Aluminum Sign Corner Rounder Review

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Lassco CR-60 Aluminum Sign Corner RounderIf you are in the sign making industry, you probably realize that a nice round corner is far safer than a sharp metal corner. For this reason, most sign makers lop off those sharp corners in exchange for safer round corners. One of the best ways to round the corners on signs is by using a machine like the Lassco CR-60 aluminum sign corner rounder (found here).

Lassco is well known for their huge line of paper corner rounders. Most of their corner rounders can handle several hundred sheets of paper at a time, including laminated material, but only one machine can handle aluminum.

The Lassco CR-60 is rated for cutting half hard aluminum up to .080″ thick. This is pretty impressive. This is due in part to the special design of the handle. The CR-60’s handle has been leveraged in such a way that it can produce up to a one ton press capacity. It is remarkably easy to use.

One really nice feature of the CR-60 is its ability to use interchangeable corner rounding die plates. Simply remove the die plate table you don’t need and add the correct size die plate table. The CR-60 is available with ½”, ¾”, 1″ and 1 ½” radii corner rounding die plate sizes. One die plate is included in the price of the machine.

The build quality on the CR-60 can’t be beat. It is a solid piece of machinery, weighing in at 38 pounds. It can be used on most tables and surfaces.

I highly recommend the Lassco CR-60 for aluminum sign corner cutting. It is reliable, solid and has a great track record with our customers.

You can find the Lassco CR-60 aluminum sign corner rounder here and our entire selection of corner cutting machines here.

Akiles vs Lassco Corner Rounders

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Corner Rounders from ABC OfficeAre you shopping around for a corner rounder? If so, you have probably come across models by Akiles and Lassco. Both of these brands are the kings of the commercial corner rounding world. So which of these two brands is best?

We currently offer about 10 different models of corner rounders, with 4 being especially popular with our customers. These corner rounders are:

  1. Lassco CR-20
  2. Lassco CR-50B
  3. Akiles Diamond-1
  4. Akiles Diamond-5

For a direct comparison, I would consider the Lassco CR-20 and Akile Diamond-1 to be on the same level. They both cut about ½”, with the Diamond-1 cutting just a few less sheets at a time. They are both of a similar build quality and both are very popular with our customers.

I would have to say that the CR-20 has a slight leg up simply because I personally think the cutting dies on the CR-20 are slightly easier to change out. Ultimately, I think they are both great corner rounders.

The CR-50B is very similar to the CR-20, simply with a larger table area for larger documents and a slightly more elongated handle than the CR-20.

As far as electric corner rounders are concerned, you aren’t going to find anything better than the Akiles Diamond 5 corner rounder. That thing is a beast and is perfect for high-volume corner rounding.

You can read my reviews on Akiles and Lassco corner rounders here:

So in answer to my original question, “which of the two brands is best?” I would have to say it is a dead heat. Both Akiles and Lassco make high quality stuff and equipment from both companies should last for years.

You can find our entire selection of corner rounders here.

Lassco LJ-4 11″ x 17″ Electric Paper Jogger Review

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Lassco LJ-4 Electric 11" x 14" Paper JoggerAre you in need of a paper jogger, but need something that can handle anything from business cards up to 11″ x 17″ paper? If so, you may want to consider the Lassco LJ-4 electric paper jogger (found here). This jogger is ideal for use with larger paper. This is my review.

Lassco-Wizer manufactures a wide variety of electric paper joggers. These paper joggers are generally considered to be some of the best on the market. This includes standard letter-size joggers, multi-bin joggers and much more.

The LJ-4 paper jogger is in a class of its own. This is because not only can it job letter size 8 ½” x 11″ paper, but it can also jog an entire ream of 11″ x 17″ paper. Most joggers cannot do this without some sort of assistance. This is due to the size of the jogging table.

If you look at the table, you will notice that it is tilted at about a 45 degree angle. This is ideal for keeping larger paper in place. The size of the jogging table is also large enough to handle the longer paper. The table itself measures in at 17″ x 17″.

You will notice in the picture that the table has two semi-circles cut out of it. This has been done for your convenience. Once an 11″ x 17″ stack of paper has been jogged, the semi-circle cutout makes it extremely easy to grab the jogged paper and remove it from the machine.

Just because the LJ-4 has a large jogging table doesn’t mean it can’t jog smaller documents. This jogger will easily jog smaller documents, letter-size paper and much more.

The motor on the LJ-4 is tough, as is the case with all Lassco paper joggers. The motor on this jogger operates on a 115 volt current at 60 hz / 2.2 amps. The motor vibrates at a speed of 1550 revolutions per minute (RPM).

Once you place a stack of paper in the LJ-4, the paper is jogged and squared up in just seconds. This is especially ideal for printing presses, copy shops and other businesses that handles stacks and reams of paper on a daily basis.

The construction on the LJ-4 is exceptional. I rate the LJ-4 a 5 out or 5. Few paper joggers, especially in this size, come close to this quality.

You can find the Lassco LJ-4 electric paper jogger here. You can find our entire selection of paper joggers here.

Lassco LJ-6 Multi-Bin Paper Jogger Review

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Lassco LJ-6 Multi-Bin Paper JoggerIf you run a printing press or work for a business that handles a lot of paper on a daily basis, you may have the need for a high-capacity paper jogger. One model that has become a hit with our customers is the Lassco LJ-6 multi-bin paper jogger (found here). This is my review.

Lassco-Wizer makes some great products. They range from corner rounders and paper drills to numbering machines and paper joggers. Their line of paper joggers are considered to be some of the best. Lassco paper joggers are used in businesses around the country.

The LJ-6 is a unique type of paper jogger, because it has multiple bins. A total of four bins makes the LJ-6 one of the highest-capacity paper joggers available today. These bins can be used to hold paper, envelopes, checks and other material. Each of the four bins is 4″ wide.

One thing that may not come across in the picture is the build quality. The LJ-6 is made from tough metal components and features an excellent build quality. It weighs in at 30 pounds, which gives you an idea on how hefty it is. Although hefty, it is still light enough to be used on most desks and tables.

By design, and thanks to a great build quality, the LJ-6 can be used all day long without flinching. This means if you deal in heavy-volume printing or paper handling, this jogger can be used without any cooldown period or picky service requirements. Just plug it in and you’re up and running.

Once plugged in, place your paper in each of the bins and flip on the front switch. This switch activates the 1550 rpm motor. In just a few seconds jumbled paper will be squared-up and organized.

In conclusion, I have to say that the Lassco LJ-6 is a great choice for high-volume and high-capacity paper jogging needs. It is very popular with our customers and has an excellent track record.

You can find the Lassco LJ-6 multi-bin paper jogger here. You can find our entire selection of paper joggers here.

Lassco CR-50B Corner Rounder Review

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Lassco-Wizer CR-50B Cornerounder / Corner Roundre / CutterDo you need to cut and trim the corners off of hundreds of sheets of paper at a time? This may be for creating cards, business cards and other projects. If this sounds like something you need to do, you may want to consider looking at the Lassco CR-50B corner rounder (found here). I have had the opportunity to use this little machine on several occasions and this is my review.

The Conerounder line from Lassco-Wizer is one of the most popular lines of corner rounders around. This includes the popular CR-20 and the CR-50B, which I am going to review. Lassco-Wizer also makes a wide range of other floor and desktop corner rounders, which you can find here.

To begin with, the CR-50B is a beefed up CR-20. A few of the improvements include a wider base, for larger paper, and a slightly longer handle. These improvements make the CR-50B ideal for more continuous, daily use.

The CR-50B uses special cutting dies to cut the corners off of paper. These dies come with different sizes of blades for different radius cuts. The corner rounder comes with your choice of several different corner cutting dies. Additional dies can be purchased and used.

Changing the dies on the CR-50B is very easy. The die fits in the base of the CR-50B like a socket. Simply lift the handle, pull the die out and push another die into the open socket. This process may seem simple, but it ends up being very stable. This is much easier than many other competitors that require you to use a tool to swap dies.

The table measures in at 9″ x 18″, making it very easy to cut letter-size and larger paper. This is a nice improvement over other corner rounders that have small bases. If the base is too small, paper will flop over the edge, making it hard to square-up the paper for cutting.

The CR-50B can cut through a stack of paper up to ½” thick. This can be standard copy paper or thicker card stock. I have even used this to round the corners on laminated paper without any issues. The cutting process is very easy, with the handle leveraged in such a way that very little effort is needed.

The CR-50B weighs in at 9 pounds, making it very light and easy to move around. Don’t let the light weight trick you into thinking it’s cheap. The build quality on this corner rounder is excellent.

Overall I consider the CR-50B to be one of the best (if not the best), manual tabletop corner rounders on the market. It is solid, easy to use and I love the option of being able to swap out cutting dies.

You can find the Lassco CR-50B corner rounder here. You can find our entire selection of corner rounders here.

Lassco-Wizer Score II Paper Perforator & Scorer Review

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Lassco-Wizer Score II Paper Perforator and Scorer (W630 / W635)Finding the right paper perforating machine or scorer can be difficult. This is because there are so many options out there. If you need something for light-volume perforation and scoring, and don’t need a higher-end electric machine, you may want to consider using the Lassco-Wizer Score II paper perforator and scorer (found here). This is my review.

Lassco-Wizer makes a wide variety of office equipment. This includes numbering machines, perforators, corner rounders, paper drills and more. Their perforator line includes both electric (Count Auto Pro Plus) and manual (Score II) perforators.

The Score II manual paper perforator and scorer is available in two versions. These versions are the W630 and the W635. These both pretty much the same machines, but are slightly different sizes. The W630 perforates and scores up to 19 1/2″ long and the W635 up to 25″ long. I have used both and they feel and operate exactly the same.

The first thing you may notice upon seeing these machines is that they look remarkably similar to a rotary paper trimmer. The truth is, they are mechanically very similar. This is because the perforating and scoring wheels sits in a head that slides along a bar. Sound familiar?

The perforator wheel used by the Score II creates 10 perforations per inch. This is enough to easily tear paper, but is not fine enough to be considered a micro-perf. This style of perforation should be good enough for coupons, tickets and promotional material.

The scoring wheel does a nice job of putting a strait, consistent crease down a sheet of paper. The score looks good and is easy to do.

Using this machine is pretty easy. Place your paper on the base, adjust the guide to where you want the perforation or score and roll the wheel along the paper. After one pass the job should be complete. The Scorre II can perforate and score paper from 16lb up to cover stock.

I have had people ask if multiple sheets can be perforated at a time. To be honest, I have heard mixed results. The machine is designed to perforate one sheet at a time, although I have had customers tell me they have been able to get away with multiple sheets. I cannot, however, guarantee that this will work.

A common problem that many customers experience is that the rail has to be flipped for scoring or perforating. Many people use the perf wheel with the scoring rail and vice versa. The score rail has an “S” on it and the perforating rail has a “P” on it. As long as everything is set up correctly, you should be good to go.

One thing I wish the Score II had is an alignment grid. There is no grid printed on the base of this machine. There is a guide, that slides along a ruler in inches.

As long as you realize that this perforator & scorer is manual, you should be plenty happy with it. Most complaints I have received are from people who wish it could perforate paper at a faster rate. Remember, this machine is completely manually operated.

I have used the Score II and really like it. The build quality is nice and replacement perforating wheels are available.

You can find the Lassco-Wizer W630 Score II paper perforator & scorer here and the W635 here. You can find our entire selection of paper perforators here.

Lassco Spinnit FM-2 Paper Drill Review

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Lassco Spinnit FM-2 Paper DrillDo you need a quick, efficient and simple way to drill holes through a stack of paper? The best way to do this is by using a paper drill. If you are in the market for a paper drilling machine, one model you should consider is the Lassco Spinnit FM-2 paper drill (found here). I have used this machine and this is my review.

Lassco’s Spinnit line of paper drills are some of the most widely used and most recognized paper drill manufacturers around. They make a wide variety of single and triple spindle designs. This includes floor and workbench models.

The Lassco Spinnit FM-2 is a freestanding paper drill that has a manually activated press (foot operated) and an electric powered single-spindle drill. While this paper drill only drills one hole at a time, three-hole drilling is quick and easy. It takes a total of three passes for three hole drilling. It can be used with paper up to 14″ long.

Because this machine only drills one hole at a time, I would rate this paper drill as being a medium-volume machine. Don’t let this fool you. It can still drill through 2″ of paper at a time. This is still far more than any paper punch, and thanks to a foot-operated pedal, hands-free operation is simple.

Having moved this paper drill around our showroom floor, I can vouch for the fact that this thing is heavy-duty. It is made out of metal components and it weighs in at 260 pounds shipped.

This paper drill is heavy-duty enough that it can easily be used continuously throughout the day without suffering any ill effects. It is perfect for printing presses and other businesses that need to drill holes through paper.

Simply set the guides, place your paper on the bench and turn the drill on. Pushing down on the foot pedal brings down the drill itself. The entire process only takes a few seconds and very little effort is required by the operator.

The drill bit on the FM-2 (Style A Bits) are hollow. This allows the drilled pieces of paper to travel up the bit into a waste tray that can later be emptied. Even though a lot of paper cutting is involved, there is very little mess.

Overall I really like this paper drill. If you are in the market for a single-spindle paper drill, and you are fine with drilling one hole at a time, this is a great option.

You can find the Lassco Spinnit FM-2 paper drill here. You can find our entire selection of paper drills here. Do you still have questions? Feel free to call one of our paper drill specialists at 1-800-658-8788. Have a great day!

Lassco LJ-2 Electric Paper Jogger Review

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Lassco LJ-2 Electric Paper JoggerAre you looking for a paper jogger that will handle paper, letters and other documents? If so, you may want to consider looking at the Lassco LJ-2 electric paper jogger (found here). This is my review.

Paper joggers do such a simple process, yet remain so important when it comes to copying, cutting, binding and more. I used a paper jogger just yesterday to help align paper that came off a digital duplicating machine prior to cutting the paper down on a stack paper cutter. What would have taken me a minute or two took maybe 10 seconds on a paper jogger.

The Lassco LJ-2 is one of our most popular paper joggers, right along side the Model 400 paper jogger. This is because the LJ-2 is simple, compact and very easy to use. It can be placed on pretty much any table or counter. You will find the LJ-2 in print shops, mail rooms, copy centers and more.

The LJ-2 paper jogger runs on electricity, (150 volts / 60 hz / 2.2 amps). A motor inside the machine causes the LJ-2 to quickly vibrate, helping to align jumbled and disorganized paper. The motor runs at 1550 RPMs per minute. This is pretty fast and extremely accurate.

The opening on the Lassco LJ-2 is big enough to handle an entire ream of 8 ½ x 11-inch copy paper or half a ream of 11 x 17-inch paper. It can also be used to jog checks, envelopes, brochures and other literature.

If you bind books, cut paper, staple paper or copy paper on daily basis, you should seriously consider using a paper jogger. Prior to working at ABC Office (about 10 years ago), I had no idea what a paper jogger was. Now I can’t imagine working with paper handling machines and not having a jogger on hand.

I consider the build quality of the LJ-2 to be exceptional. This should come as no surprise. Lassco-Wizer makes some of the best-quality office machines out there. If you need a paper jogger, this is definitely one of the models that I would personally recommend.

You can find the Lassco LJ-2 electric paper jogger here. We are currently offering free shipping on the LJ-2. You can find our entire selection of paper joggers here.

Lassco W200 Number-All Numbering Machine Review

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Lassco W200 Number-All Electric Numbering MachineAre you in need of an effective way to number and track documents using an electric numbering machine? One machine you may want to seriously consider is the Lassco W200 Number-All numbering machine (found here). This is my review.

Numbering machines play an important roll in tracking and verifying documents. They can also be used to stamp tickets, booklets, NCR forms and more. Many numbering machines are manually operated. Unfortunately manual numbering machines can be labor intensive and often are unable to keep up with demand.

The W200 Number-All is an electric-powered numbering machine that uses a six digit numbering head. The head on this machine can do consecutive, duplicate, triplicate, 4 times in a row, 6 times in a row, 12 times in a row and repeat numbering. This much versatility in a numbering machine is ideal for business operations. Setting up the Number-All for the type of numbering you want to do is easy.

The Number-All has a huge benefit over a manual stamp because it is able to provide optimal crash number pressure, making the stamp clear and legible. The crash number’s pressure can go through up to 4-part NCR paper. The pressure cannot be adjusted. If pressure adjustment is needed, you will want to look at the Number-Rite numbering machine.

Registration and alignment on the W200 Number-All is fairly simple. It has adjustable paper guides that allow you to set the machine up to work with your paper size. The numbering head can be adjusted a full 360 degrees and can be tilted forward or backward.

The W200 Number-All will definitely save you a lot of time over a manual numbering machine. The build quality is excellent and the machine is easy to use. It has a foot pedal that allows for hands free feeding, alignment and adjusting. The numbering head is installed with a Gothic font.

I definitely recommend this machine for medium-volume numbering needs. When you open the box, you will find the W200 Number-All machine, a bottle of ink and five inkpads.

You can find the Lassco W200 Number-All numbering machine here. You can find our entire selection of numbering machines here.

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